This expansion pack adds four new ships to the Universe, the Python ET Special, the prototype Cobra Mk II The Asp Mark II Special and Sidewinder Special.
- The Python ET Special is a somewhat improved version of the Classic Python.
- The Cobra Mk II is, as you would expect, a better ship than the Cobra Mk I, but not as good as the trusty Cobra Mk III.
- The Asp Mark II Special and the Sidewinder-X.
All four ships are added to the game generally and three are available to both the player and NPCs (either pirates or traders). All ships are in the Classic Elite style.
The OXP was written by Aegidian (a.k.a Giles Williams, the author of the Oolite game engine).
- Download Aegidian's X-Ships v1.1 OXP.
- X-ships v1.0 original 2005 download on capnhack.com
NB: If you use the Neolite Companion OXP, then you should not use this OXP as the Neolite one replaces this.
v 1.0 Initial release 2005
v 1.1 Added scanclass to cargopods for better use with newer Oolite versions. (29 april 2009)
"Noob". This OXP adds new ships, but the ships added are within the power-range of the Classic Elite Ships. If you chose to install this OXP more variety is added to the game. These new ships are no tougher than the ships you would encounter in the basic set. This OXP simply adds more variety to the ships you will encounter in the space lanes and find for sale in Shipyards. This OXP is a SHIPS OXP. Install it and everyone can fly these ships, the Player and NPCs alike.
Installing and playing
To play the OXP, unzip the download file. This will create a folder named "x-ships.oxp". Open this folder and you will see a folder called _MACOSC and another folder also named “x-ships.oxp". Move this folder named “x-ships.oxp” (ie the one inside the first!) to AddOns. The ships will now be added to the game generally.